Waste-to-energy (WtE) or Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or heat from the management of waste.
At Planet One Solutions, by using this cutting-edge technology we are able to produce energy from waste and other fuels without direct combustion. These technologies have the potential to produce more electric power from the same amount of fuel than would be possible by direct combustion.
WASTE MANAGEMENT PROCESS
Significant valuable resources are created from the waste management process. For Example, 1000 tons-per day of waste is processed at a typical large municipality. The operation’s daily output, could be hundreds of thousands Kilowatt hours, millions of gallons drinking water and millions of cubic feet of valuable hydrogen gas for sustainable power generation.
WASTE MANAGEMENT AND ITS MAJOR TRENDS
WtE is a real solution for a real need…in a real world of waste production.
Using macroeconomic data from 30 Organizations for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, it has been estimated that a 1% increase in national income creates a 0.69% increase in municipal solid waste amount.
Amounts of waste are largely determined by two factors: first, the population in any given area, and second, its consumption patterns – which are controlled by the evolution of Gross Domestic Product per Capita (GDP/c).
According to the UN, between now and 2025, the world population will increase by 20% to reach 8 billion inhabitants (from 6.5 today).
Moreover, by 2050, the total population will be around 9.5 billion, unless specific control measures are broadly adopted. If this becomes a reality then a population of 8-8.5 billion in 2050 may be considered a successful stabilization of numbers.
Besides overpopulation, a remarkable increase in GDP/c especially in developing countries is on its way. In 2025, world production will have doubled in relation to 2005. By 2050 the world production may again have doubled compared to 2025. The global average GDP/c around 2025 will be more or less one and a half times the current one, and in a business-as-usual scenario it may be fourfold around 2050. Jeffrey Sachs has estimated that in developing countries the GDP/c will be around $40,000 in 2050, which is the same as the USA GDP/c in 2005! It also seems that we are living in a richer world where we will have higher actual numbers of poor people, but less in terms of percentages.
Obviously, both the increase of the population and the remarkable growth of global GDP/c will drive an increase in waste volumes.
The team at Planet One Solutions is currently working directly with engineers and inventors of this amazing and very much needed Waste to Energy Plasma Technology. The current R.O.I. of Waste to Energy Plasma Tech is around 3.5 years max.
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